Your Life’s Questions

  1. How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?
  2. Which is worse, failing or never trying?
  3. If life is so short, why do we do so many things we don’t like and like so many things we don’t do?
  4. If happiness was the national currency, what kind of work would make you rich?
  5. Are you doing what you believe in, or are you settling for what you are doing?
  6. If the average human life span was 40 years, how would you live your life differently?
  7. To what degree have you actually controlled the course your life has taken?
  8. Are you more worried about doing things right, or doing the right things?
  9. If you could offer a child only one piece of advice, what would it be?
  10. What’s something you know you do differently than most people?
  11. If you had to move to a state or country besides the one you currently live in, where would you move and why?
  12. Have you been the kind of friend you want as a friend?
  13. Which is worse, when a good friend moves away, or losing touch with a good friend who lives right near you?
  14. What are you most grateful for?
  15. Is is possible to know the truth without challenging it first?
  16. Do you remember that time five years ago when you were extremely upset?  Does it really matter now?
  17. What is your happiest childhood memory?
  18. At what time in your recent past have you felt most passionate and alive?
  19. If not now, when?
  20. If you haven’t achieved it yet, what do you have to lose?
  21. Have you ever been with someone, said nothing, and walked away feeling like you had the best conversation ever?
  22. Is it possible to know, without a doubt, what is good and what is evil?
  23. If you just won a million dollars, would you quit your job?
  24. Would you rather have less work to do, or more work you actually enjoy doing?
  25. Do you feel like you’ve lived this day a hundred times before?
  26. If you knew that everyone you know was going to die tomorrow, who would you visit today?
  27. What is the difference between being alive and truly living?
  28. When is it time to stop calculating risk and rewards, and just go ahead and do what you know is right?
  29. If we learn from our mistakes, why are we always so afraid to make a mistake?
  30. What would you do differently if you knew nobody would judge you?
  31. When was the last time you noticed the sound of your own breathing?
  32. What do you love?  Have any of your recent actions openly expressed this love?
  33. In five years from now, will you remember what you did yesterday?  What about the day before that?  Or the day before that?
  34. Decisions are being made right now.  Are you making them for yourself, or are you letting others make them for you?
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Scorpio Season

It’s Scorpio season! I’ll let you other stars peek into the mind of a Scorpio just this once.

Scorpios can be difficult to really know, and it takes time to understand. Upon first meeting one, most see them as serious, though polite, or a bit quirky and uptight (mainly at work or in a professional atmosphere). Once a Scorpio feels connected with you, they’re laid back and always looking to have fun.

Scorpios finish what they start, no matter how much time it takes.

This sign doesn’t forget anything, ever. They’ll remember all they’ve collected about you, even if your lives crossed for a short period of time. Read More

My Super Powers

Some cool super powers I wish I could have.

Teleportation – Being able to be anywhere in the world (even beyond the world!) in the blink of an eye would be absolutely astounding. I could see so much without the hassle of planning and getting on a plane or a boat or a crazy super rocket ship and at no cost. Just think it and explore it. If I’m running a little late for something, whoosh, not anymore!

Invisibility – I don’t mean to sound like a creep, but sometimes I want to watch people when they think they’re alone. Not during any of those private moments, of course, but in the way that this super power defeats what I want out of saying I want the ability to read minds. Watching someone when they’re at their most honest points, alone, seeing their actions says a lot about them. So don’t invade their minds (that’s too private!), just hang out in their room with them (totally not in a creep way) and find your answers through their actions. Invisibility would also come in handy while investigating something, or when you have one of those moments when you just want to vanish.

Flight – Who wouldn’t want to be able to take off into the blue? Flying at your own pace would be so peaceful and freeing. The closest I’ve been to flying was when I went skydiving, and the rush was incredible. Once the second parachute was pulled and we slowed down, the view was breathtaking and having the time to let the experience sink in was phenomenal. So if I want to just casually fly to work or to a friend’s house, I can float over, see what’s going on below, and enjoy the ride.

Time Travel – Nothing like learning about something than actually being there or doing it yourself.  Chuck those bogus books out the window and get in your time travel machine. The big bang theory, dinosaurs (turn on your invisibility when you come across the velociraptors), Benjamin Franklin. I’m not sure how I feel about sneaking into the future though. That would be unfair, but definitely helpful, when it comes to certain things. That would just turn the world into a mess, I believe. It’s giving me a headache just thinking about it. So let’s only time travel to the past. Educational purposes only. Now that I think about it, you should be invisible at all times so that you don’t interfere and mess up the future (this reminds me of A Sound of Thunder by Ray Bradbury and you should read it).

Healing with a touch – A sick person or a wounded animal, right in front of me, and there’s nothing I can do about it. If I could heal with a touch, I’d be able to restore them to their healthy self and we’d all be happy. Then comes the thought of extreme over population, but in a world of super powers where there’d be invisible people and others time traveling and teleporting off the planet, it would be fine.

Having the perfect amount of money when I need it – $26,000 for a Toyota FJ Cruiser, $60,000 for a Master’s degree, $60 to fill up my gas tank, $28.73 for dinner and drinks, how about some giant cannolis? Do you like cannolis? I’m not much of a fan, honestly, but here, take ’em. Have ’em all, they’re on me, don’t worry ’bout it. No matter how much something costs in this money-run world, I wish I could have the exact amount I need at that very moment.

What do you think? Which super powers would you like to have and why?

I hate “Kk”

My friends say it, your friends say it. You’ve probably said it too.

“Kk.”

Being a complete grammar geek, this peculiar acronym annoys me to no end. After I read a text from my boyfriend saying “Kk” last night, I had enough. It was time for a serious, serious talk. But that’s a different story.

I began researching as much as I could about this “Kk” that gets around everywhere, creeping into phones, emails and online communities across the globe, hypnotizing its readers to spread it so it can conquer the precious, well thought out English language, with its growing number of similar lazy buddies who want nothing more than to get around.

But where did “Kk” come from? I can’t pinpoint an exact mastermind or location, but I’ve done some digging.

The double K means the message has been acknowledged. I know that and I’m sure you do too. But why not just write “Ok” in the first place? You’d still be using two letters. Originally, it didn’t just mean “Ok.” “Kk” came from, “k, kewl,” translating to “Ok, cool.” I’ve never heard anyone say “Kk” in person, except when reading a text message out loud. Even then, it sounds beyond stupid. It is stupid. It’s an acronym for two words that are misspelled and conjoined. It makes my head sick. It makes me lose hope for the human being.

Conversations like the following wouldn’t be said like this in person.

“hi how ru i just ate a corn dog”

“lool kk im good cant complain hbu”

Read that aloud. What a catastrophe.

Through research, I discovered that “Kk” was born in the 1990s. Not surprising, with the Internet really growing up back then. It’s part of online/texting conversation culture and was first used in online communities, not texting, as many would now assume.

The younger generations especially use “Kk” without knowing what it means. They think it means “Ok” and they use it that way, when it really stands for “k kewl” (Okay, cool). So, if you think about it, a conversation like the one below would be messed up.

“i cant make it tonight i gotta go to my grandpas wake”

“kk im sry”

These things happen. This also reminds me how many things are so impersonal now. I love technology, but sometimes I feel that the younger people in this world aren’t going to know how to properly communicate, especially face to face. The ways of the future interest me.

So, those are some of my thoughts and facts on the subject.

Okay, cool.

Liebster Blog Award!

I received the Liebster Blog Award from Jane Fritz. She always has something meaningful to read on her blog, which focuses on her lifetime experiences and thoughts. I’m honored that she chose me and I’m more than happy to know that there are people who enjoy my work.

The Liebster Award is for bloggers with fewer than 200 followers and is meant to encourage them to keep writing.

The rules of this award are as follows:

1. Thank and link back to the giver.

2. Answer the giver’s questions.

3. Nominate five other blogs with fewer than 200 followers.

4. Ask five questions for one’s nominees to answer.

5. Post it on your blog.

Jane’s questions:

(1) What is it that you like about blogging?

I’m able to showcase my work and express my thoughts. It’s meaningful to me because these words are mine and they come from deep within. I can write, share it with others who have similar interests and receive feedback. It’s something I’ll always appreciate.

(2) What is your favorite time of year and why?

When summer fades into fall. The air is crisp and refreshing, it’s warm but not hot and there’s a subtle breeze. It’s the perfect weather to admire the scenery or to go out and have fun.

(3) If the Internet didn’t exist, and hence the possibility of blogging, would you still write?  If not, what would you do instead to get the same satisfaction?

Of course. I still write with a pen in my diary at least once a week. I can’t escape putting my imagination and experiences on paper to preserve, and I don’t want to.

(4) What’s your biggest weakness/indulgence?

I see others my age who are successful and on their own and I’m nowhere near that. I find myself comparing myself to them. My weakness is being too hopeful about my future in writing. It’s what I want to do and I have to push myself sometimes to get that dream out of my head and to slave away in another field. Then the other half of me says to never give up.

(5) If you won the lottery next week, would you make any major changes in your life?  What?

Definitely. I’d be out and on my own, away from where I currently reside. I’d be somewhere warm, in a city where I have a better shot at my career. My college loans would be paid off and so would my brothers’ and my boyfriend’s. We’re all being held back because of them. I’d get my parents to where they want to be and I’d certainly go traveling all over the place.

I nominate these blogs for the Liebster Award:

MsTizzle

Kirsten Lopresti

Summerization

Lesley Carter

The Secret Burrow

My five questions:

What inspired you to start blogging?

Out of all your posts, which is your favorite?

What stimulates your imagination?

Is where you are in life where you saw yourself five years ago?

Out of the twelve months each year, which month best represents your eyes? Why?